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Xtravagant To Stand At Newhaven Park Lydia Symonds | 2 months ago

Champion New Zealand 3YO Xtravagant (Pentire) will stand at Newhaven Park for the 2017 breeding season. >> More

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Champion New Zealand 3YO Xtravagant (Pentire) will stand at Newhaven Park for the 2017 breeding season. The Te Akau-raced entire won two Group Ones, including the New Zealand 2,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) and the Waikato Sprint (Gr 1, 1400m) and will stand for an introductory fee of  $15,000 (plus GST) for his first season.


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Dam Of Black Caviar Gone Tim Rowe | 3 months ago

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Black Caviar's (Bel Esprit) dam Helsinge (Desert Sun), who was in foal to Woodside Park's Written Tycoon (Iglesia), was euthanised last week. She was 15. Owned by Gilgai Farm, Black Caviar was Helsinge's first foal. Her brother Moshe was the second foal out of the mare and All Too Hard (Casino Prince) was the third living foal out of his dam. Helsinge's final foal is the Ciaron Maher-trained three-year-old filly Brigite (Casino Prince) who was retained by Gilgai Farm.


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Winning Rupert Draws Six Tim Rowe | 3 months ago

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The Bjorn Baker-trained Winning Rupert (Written Tycoon) drew barrier six for Saturday's Magic Millions 3yO Guineas (RL, 1400m). The undefeated colt is a $1.60 chance for the race with the second-favourite the Gai Waterhouse-trained dual Group One winner Global Glamour (Star Witness) who drew barrier 20.


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Houtzen Draws 21 Tim Rowe | 3 months ago

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Following the barrier draw for Saturday's Magic Millions 2YO Classic (RL, 1200m), the Chris Waller-trained From Within (Not A Single Doubt) and Houtzen (I Am Invincible) are now joint $3.80 favourites with CrownBet with the former drawing barrier one while the Toby Edmonds-trained Houtzen drew 21.

Three further runners are at single figure odds with the Chris Munce-trained $7.50 chance Ours To Keep (Seidnazar) drawing barrier four. Madeenaty (Exceed And Excel) (1) and Invincible Star (I Am Invincible) (16) are both at odds of $8.00.


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Holler To Northwood Park Lydia Symonds | 3 months ago

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Holler (James McDonald) wins the Canterbury Stakes (Group 1) at Randwick on March 5, 2016 - photo by Martin King / Sportpix Copyright

Darley has this morning announced that Group One-winning sprinter Holler (Commands) will stand at Northwood Park in Victoria in 2017 with a limited number of breeding rights to be offered.

Trained by John O’Shea, the son of Commands (Danehill) raced 14 times for four victories and five placings with his best result coming in last season’s Canterbury Stakes (Gr 1, 1300m).

A winner on debut over 1100 metres at Randwick in January 2015, Holler ran third in the Run To The Rose (Gr 2, 1200m) behind Exosphere (Lonhro) at his third start with his first stakes victory coming in the Telstra Phonewords Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) at Moonee Valley in October 2015.

Winner of the Australia Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) back at Moonee Valley last January, his Group One victory came two months later when he defeated First Seal (Fastnet Rock) in the Canterbury Stakes. This was followed up just under three weeks later with a second in the William Reid Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) to Flamberge (Exceed And Excel).

“Holler is a horse we are very proud of. He is a homebred who became a weight-for-age winner at the highest level in the Godolphin blue,” said Alastair Pulford, head of sales for Darley stallions in Australia.


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New Syndication Company Launched Tim Rowe | 3 months ago

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Proven Thoroughbreds has joined forces with Aquis Farm to form Aquis Sino Proven Chinese Syndications.  This new syndication business will be focused on the emerging Chinese language speaking community  in Australia and abroad, particularly in China and Hong Kong.

“All the Chinese syndicate horses will be prepared by leading trainers in Australia," said Proven Thoroughbreds' Jamie Walter.

"They will be personally managed by myself and the Aquis Farm team to ensure this first experience of horse ownership for the Chinese will be of a high standard to hopefully increase the prospect of re-investment in the Australian Racing Industry over time. Whilst syndicate shares will be available to all, the underlying focus of this aspect of our business will be to attract initial interests from new players in the Chinese speaking community both here and abroad.”

Justin Fung, CEO of Aquis Farm, added: “There are some incredibly big players from China investing in our industry, however, they are like the microscopic tip of an iceberg and we want with this venture to attract the masses rather than the elite.”

The new venture will be purchasing yearlings this year beginning at this week's Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.


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21 NH-Bred Winners For Foxwedge Lydia Symonds | 3 months ago

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Juan Horsepower (2 g ex Elysee by Fantastic Light) broke his maiden over five furlongs at Wolverhampton yesterday to provide Newgate Farm’s Foxwedge (Fastnet Rock) with his 21st Northern Hemisphere-bred winner. The Richard Hannon-trained gelding raced up with the pace throughout and quickened clear in the straight to beat Cappananty Con (Zebedee) by a length and three quarters, with a break of four lengths to Secret Agent (Equiano) in third. Foxwedge stood for a fee of $22,000 (inc GST) at Newgate Farm in 2016.


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Saintly Gone Tim Rowe | 3 months ago

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The Bart Cummings-trained multiple Group One winner Saintly (Sky Chase) has died at the age of 24. A winner of the Australian Cup (Gr 1, 2000m) as a three-year-old, Saintly went on to be crowned Australian Horse Of The Year the following year having won the Cox Plate (Gr 1, 2040m), Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) and CF Orr Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m).   Overall Saintly won ten of his 23 starts and was placed a 11 further times for earnings totalling $3,796,150. Bart's son Anthony announced the geldings death this morning Tweeting: "Saintly, the horse from heaven, has gone home. He gave us so much."


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